MSN: Leadership in Health Systems Management (Online)

  • MSN
  • Graduate
  • Online
  • Nursing & Health Professions

Advance your nursing career with an online MSN: Leadership in Health Systems Management degree. Get the skills and knowledge you need to enhance patient care and guide other nurses in a senior leadership role.

Program Details

  • Next Start Date: May 15, 2023
  • Est. Program Length: 2 years
  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Course Length: 14-week Nursing courses / 7-week Business courses
  • Cost Per Credit: Business Courses $648 / Nursing Courses $680 / Clinical Courses – $1,061

Rankings and Accolades

Rivier Ranked Top Nursing School in New Hampshire

Nursing Schools Almanac 2022 has recognized Rivier’s exceptional nursing education, ranking the University as the #1 nursing school in NH!

Rivier ranked #1 Online College in New Hampshire

Rivier University has been named the #1 online college in New Hampshire by, a trusted resource for higher education programs. 

Why Study Leadership in Health Systems Management at Rivier?

Rivier University is ranked as the #1 nursing school in New Hampshire and a top 50 private nursing school nationally by Nursing Schools Almanac in 2022. Rivier’s online MSN: Leadership in Health Systems Management degree program prepares you for senior leadership roles across the changing healthcare profession.

The nursing profession is experiencing dramatic change. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing will grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026. Nurse leaders will be called upon to assist in the transformation of healthcare delivery systems to improve population health and patient outcomes in healthcare, insurance, and regulatory agencies, schools, and industry, regionally, nationally, and globally.

Rivier’s MSN program is offered in a collaborative and flexible online environment. You’ll learn how to enhance patient care and lead others, laying an important foundation for the next stage of your nursing career.

Explore Other Tracks

There are three other tracks offered in the online Master of Science in Nursing program.

Licensure and Accreditation

Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Rivier University is unable to accept students from some states due to the post-secondary higher-education requirements. There are also some restrictions for programs that lead to professional licensure due to the various requirements of individual state boards of nursing. See State Guide.

For further information on Professional Nursing Licensure at the state level, please use the following contact list (also available on the NC-SARA website).

Commitment to Quality

Rivier’s ASN, BSN, MSN, Post Master’s Certificates, and DNP programs located in Nashua, NH are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the master’s nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

The holistic approach is a key facet to nursing excellence, and my mentors at Rivier were excellent role models.

Where Will Your Online MSN Health Systems Management Degree Take You?

Graduates of the MSN: Leadership in Health Systems Management program will be prepared for leadership roles in administration for all practice environments.

Careers for MSN Health Systems Management Online Program Graduates

  • Health information managers
  • Care coordinators
  • Nursing administrators (medical homes, hospitals, long-term care facilities)
  • A variety of other management and administrative roles

Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Donna Proulx, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CSC is working to advance substance use disorders treatment for vulnerable populations. Her doctoral research was a qualitative inquiry titled “The Lived Experience of Postpartum Women Attending Outpatient Substance-Abuse Treatment for Opioid or Heroin Use.” She holds two certifications in critical care from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (ACCN)—one in adult critical care (CCRN) and a second in adult cardiac surgery (CSC)—and is a past president of the New Hampshire Chapter of ACCN.

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Online MSN Health Systems Management Degree Requirements

Rivier's online MSN: Leadership in Health Systems Management prepares nurses for supervisory and management responsibilities in all practice environments, building the necessary skills for leadership career tracks.

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